Sa'ad bin Osama bin Muhammad bin 'Awad bin Laden
(; born 1979,), better known as Saad bin Laden
, is one of the sons of Osama bin Laden
. He continued in his father's footsteps by occupying a position within Al-Qaeda
Saad accompanied his father and his brothers on his exile to Sudan
from 1991–96, and followed him to Afghanistan
after that. When Hamid Mir
interviewed Osama, he noted that the 16-year old Saad was carrying a gun and asked him whether he was following in the footsteps of his father, to which Saad replied "No, I am following in the footsteps of my prophet".
He was believed to be married to a woman from Yemen
has stated that a number of al-Qaeda leaders and members are in their custody, possibly including the son of Osama bin Laden
, Saad bin Laden.Zagorin, Adam and Klein, Joe. "", Time Magazine
, July 16, 2004. Retrieved October 15, 2006.
Saad was believed to have been involved in the bombing of a Tunisian synagogue
on April 11, 2002, which killed 19. The following year, there were disputed claims of his capture by Pakistan
in March, though these proved false, and he was implicated in the May 12th suicide bombing in Riyadh
, and the Morocco bombing four days later.
He was released from Iranian... Read More